Flyspray

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2021-04-23: Flyspray 1.0-rc10 released See https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases

If you are upgrading from older version, please wait for 1.0-rc11.

2021-11-23: New user registration and password forgotten currently not working on bugs.flyspray.org due email server problems. peterdd

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status  desc Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2657EmailBug ReportCriticalcurrently new registration emails are not received by u...Assigned
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Floelejudas_iscariote24.11.202124.11.2021 Task Description

Regardless if a gmail.com or other address (tested with my gmail and also other email address)

So this is probably a mail server problem. I try to reach server admin.

I can see my “unfinished registrations” tests in the admin→checks area, but received no emails (waited and checking spam folders too)

2636Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighFailure to upgrade 1.0-rc9 to 1.0-rc10 (mariadb 10.4.18...Assigned
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peterdd1.0-rc11729.04.202123.07.2021 Task Description

I administer a moderate-sized (~14K ticket) 1.0-rc9 instance running on a Fedora 32 host (php 7.4.16, mariadb 10.4.18) Following the upgrade instructions (ie transfer attachments, avatars, flyspray.conf.php) the setup/upgrade tool loads, and prompts me to upgrade.

It churns a while before refreshing the screen, claiming a successful 1.0-rc10 upgrade. However, the upgrade seems to not actually “stick”, because clicking on the “return” button I’m dropped back into the upgrader, which is once again claiming I’m running 1.0-rc9 and prompting me to perform the -rc10 upgrade.

According to Flyspray’s admin ‘checks’ tab:

* PHP 7.4.16
* MariaDB 10.4.18
* default_charset: utf8mb4
* default_collation: utf8mb4_unicode_ci
* All tables are ‘InnoDB’

There are no errors logged that I can find, but the upgrade is clearly not working. If I revert to the -rc9 php files, everything continues along as if nothing was done.

Any suggestions?

2637Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighFailure to upgrade 1.0-rc9 to 1.0-rc10 (postgresql 12.6...Assigned
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peterdd1.0-rc11729.04.202105.05.2021 Task Description

I administer a small personal (<1K ticket) 1.0-rc9 instance running on a Fedora 32 host (php 7.4.16, postgresql 12.6) Following the upgrade instructions (ie transfer attachments, avatars, flyspray.conf.php) the setup/upgrade tool loads, and prompts me to upgrade.

Unfortunately, the upgrade fails spectacularly, with a reported SQL error that belies what’s actually wrong. Here’s a snippet from the postgresql logs where the upgrade is failing:

2021-04-28 10:33:07.190 EDT [2032049] ERROR: column “attachment_id” of relation “flyspray_attachments” already exists
2021-04-28 10:33:07.190 EDT [2032049] STATEMENT: ALTER TABLE flyspray_attachments ADD COLUMN attachment_id SERIAL
2021-04-28 10:33:07.194 EDT [2032049] ERROR: current transaction is aborted, commands ignored until end of transaction block
2021-04-28 10:33:07.194 EDT [2032049] STATEMENT: ALTER TABLE flyspray_attachments ADD COLUMN task_id INTEGER
[…and everything else fails because the transaction aborted…]

It appears that the upgrade script is blindly trying to create columns that already exist in the -rc9 database, and postgresql is treating this as a failure. Because the entire upgrade happens within one transaction, this means the entire upgrade fails at the outset and won’t ever succeed.

The way past this specific problem is to make these ALTER TABLE operations conditional (eg “ALTER TABLE flyspray_attachments ADD COLUMN IF NOT EXISTS task_id INTEGER”).

2601Public RelationsFeature RequestMediumhttp -> https missing redirection (19-04-09)Assigned
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Floelejudas_iscariote321.04.202025.09.2020 Task Description

From: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/flyspray/rAnks5y_uLk

19-04-09 // More one year ago.

There are not http → https redirections.

Only one example:
- http://www.flyspray.org/docs/download/ is not redirected to https://www.flyspray.org/docs/download/

Note: It is better to have the main website in https://flyspray.org/.

http://www.flyspray.org/ + https://www.flyspray.org/ + http://www.flyspray.org/ must be redirected to https://flyspray.org/

2598User InterfaceBug ReportLowuser registration in admin area: "username taken" but t...Assigned
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peterdd1.0320.03.202014.04.2021 Task Description

Trying to add a new user having the same email address as an another user in the do=admin&area=newuser section results in

“That username is already taken. You will need to choose another one.”

instead of

“Email address has already been taken”

(I’ve stumbled on this issue because I have an older disabled user with the same email address)

2559Backend/CoreBug ReportLowa duplicate close accepted even when missing comment/ r...New
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peterdd29.07.201929.07.2019 Task Description

Closing a task with selected close reason duplicate should warn when there is no comment or FS # id is given in the close comment text field.

The task is closed as duplicate without any further notice. The information to which task it is duplicate or a description (if the problem is logged/handled outside Flyspray) is lost.

Possible solutions

Frontend hints

  • variant F1 (soft): When duplicate as close reason is selected, a placeholder attribute in the close comment text field could be shown/updated. (maybe as ‘css only’ possible)
  • variant F2 (harder): Deny sending the form if duplicate selected, but comment text field is empty. and shows warning info. (javascript required, nojs browsers still send form.)
  • variant F3 (hard): Deny sending the form if duplicate selected and no task id detected in comment text field. and shows warning info. (javascript required)

Backend deny

  • variant B1 (soft): When request wants close a task with duplicate reason and (cleaned) comment string is empty, deny closing the task and give feedback to user why it was denied.
  • variant B2 (hard): It requires detecting a task id in the comment field and the first detected task id is taken for referencing as ‘is duplicate of’. Limitation of this is that the duplicate could be also a ticket or something of a complete other system.
1971Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowa field like challenge level or doom levelNew
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12.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

We have severity field.
We have priority field.
We have estimated effort field.

But we don't have a fíeld to see how hard a task is to solve. Something like in doom 3d shooter a face from normal/easy to angry/bloody/very hard.

Imaging you have some people in a company, some base educated, some high educated, some are experts in their field, some do repeating easy tasks.

By adding the ability to set a 'doom level' on tasks this can complete the view over a project in addition to severity,priority,effort.

2575Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowability to view and reset Flyspray default settingsNew
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19.09.201919.09.2019 Task Description

Motivation

Over the years the count of possible Flyspray configuration options has grown. Meanwhile there are ~60 global Flyspray settings stored in the prefs database table in contrast to only 14 entries of the 0.9.7 (not 0.9.9.7!) version from around 2005. But each configuration setting might add a little to the feeling of overwhelming when there are too much switches, buttons, checkboxes and probability of a misconfiguration raises due misunderstood or overseen settings.

But Flyspray still aims to be easy to use and work with while being accurate and customizable.

Proposal

Having a way to view the description and default value of each option would probably give people administrating a Flyspray installation a better understanding of each setting and confidence in making good decisions for their use case.

With the flyspray-install.xml file within the setup folder we yet have an elegant solution that is waiting to unlock its power!

Unfortunately the setup/ folder requires (until now at least) to be removed after install or upgrade. So we need a way to keep the flyspray-install.xml of the installed version. A trivial way would be to copy it to the include/ directory after any install or upgrade, but also other solutions could be.

Keeping the flyspray-install.xml could making following features easier:

  • Reading default value of prefs setting. That could be shown for example as css title attribute /tooltip for each setting in the matching admin forms.
  • Reading default value and field description of any table field using the descr feature of ADOdb xmlschema03.
  • Comparing the real database structure with the table structures in flyspray-install.xml . This could be useful if someone extended or fiddled with database/tables to compare with official Flyspray releases. Or for developers to compare if an database upgrade went well and as intended.
  • Having the description of a setting or database field contained within the flyspray-install.xml is good at one place and the information is not spread around like in an external manual/wiki that maybe get unmaintained, not in sync with the application or get even lost over the years.
  • Using the xml format makes a migration easier (in a broader context, to Flyspray or away from Flyspray)
  • Using the descr tag could be used to hold information which field(s) of a database table is/are foreign key field(s) pointing to primary key field(s) of another table, even if ADODB xmlschema03 does not support it yet. Would generating database schema diagram directly from flyspray-install.xml possible. (instead of manually painting it that gets outdated when structure changes)

Things to take care:

  • ADOdb and xmlschema03 does not handle table comments and field comments yet. The descr tag so is there only used when looking into the .xml file, but it does not appear in the real database schema. To make this happen, there is a good portion of contribution to the ADOdB project required (making pull request, but also get them reviewed, tested, accepted and released with a ADOdb stable release)
  • ADOdb xmlschema03 does not define or handle foreign key constraints. Adding that would require a substantial amount of constribution to get it working reliable for all supported databases that could use foreign key constraints.
  • limits of table comment length, field comment length depend on database type and database version
1991User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumAbillity to drill into progress graph from toplevel vie...New
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17.04.201524.04.2015 Task Description

From the overview view for a project the progress charts should be large and show dates so can have a better sense for absolute progress and then when click it should see it full size going back to start of project and showing dates.

2629Backend/CoreBug ReportLowactivating history tab sends same request 2 timesNew
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11.03.202111.03.2021 Task Description

There should be only one request to

js/callbacks/gethistory.php when activating the History tab

The request is made:

  • on mousedown event
  • on click event

So holding down the tab sends the first request and releasing sends the second request.

2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
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13.09.201913.09.2019 Task Description

no task description

2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
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1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

This is at the moment just a bit brainstorming ..:

Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages at the dokuwiki editor buttonbar.

This requires probably an additional database field in the flyspay_projects table (if just used for dokuwiki that should be ok)

If thinking further like Filter me all software projects that may ontain CSS code on the projects overview, a m:n-table setup is thinkable. But thats maybe overengineering..
Or can we use the existing tag-feature for that and just ‘tag’ projects with tags?

2573Backend/CoreTODOLowadd rel nofollow,ugc,.. settingsNew
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peterdd114.09.201915.09.2019 Task Description
  1. Find a good configuration name just reuse relnofollow as used by dokuwiki
  2. Find a good translation keyword for that config relnofollow
  3. Find a good translation keyword for config description (title attribute)

Goes into prefs table as it is sitewide configuration.

As first implementation a simple checkbox should be ok. Should be on the tab with other spam handling stuff like captcha configuration.

Is enabled by default (1).
Adapt setup xml files, upgrade procedure.


	
2089Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumadding same taskid as subtask or related task should be...New
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1.0207.11.201518.11.2016 Task Description

Both is a bit illogical, but both is currently possible! ;-)

1 ←- 1

So when setting the parent task id checked for creating loops is needed:

Loop with 2 tasks: 1 ←- 2 ←- 1

Loop with 3 tasks: 1 ←- 2 ←- 3 ←- 1
Loop with n tasks: 1 ←- ... ←- n < – 1

As I think there are currently no recursive reads that could lead to an endless loop, but should be kept in mind when someone wants to programm rendering a gantt chart.
E.g. by limiting the depth of subtasks for example.

1972User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdvanced search form - ideas for faster/better usabilit...New
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1.1 devel412.03.201518.03.2019 Task Description

This task can maybe splitted into separate sub tasks.

Task properties

Current situation

  • Currently 8 multi select fields with height of 5.5 visible options.
  • For most of the selects you must scroll to make the right selections.
  • floating

Ideas

Multi select option styling

Some (not all, intentional!) browsers support CSS styling of option tags. For these who support it I think option styling is a good usability enhancement:

  • severity: We use background colors for styling in task list, so we should use the same colors for the select.
  • priority: maybe, but must be good distinguishable from severity styling. maybe not background, but maybe icons,borders,lines?
  • task type: This styling would be related to an other task, where I suggest icons/font icons for bugs, feature requests and TODO (see also themes/CleanFS/custom_example.css)
  • progress: maybe use the green %-bars as background styling
  • status: If for some status types very intuitive icons exists, they could be used for the options too.
  • due version: no idea yet, no option styling
  • reported version: no idea yet, no option styling

Update: CSS of option tags working in multi selects:

  • Firefox 64: yes
  • Safari 12: no
  • Google Chrome 71: no

So only Firefox. The intended styling could be also achieved by Javascript that renders alternative select boxes based on reading the original select boxes and their option attributes and show the user CSS styled div-tag or li-tag based constructs which do not have such restrictions.

Custom fields

  • challenge/doom level - doom faces: from easy/normal to bloody/angry face
  • os: logos like tux for linux, devil for bsd, window for ms, apple icon, osX icon, android, apple, iphone/smartphone icon, ipad/tablet icon, ..

But Consider: Different project may need different custom fields. Your gardening project may need no OS version selector.

  1. Make some intelligent positioning and sizing dependent on the count of options of the selects.
2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name display username / realnameNew
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1.1 devel217.09.201519.02.2020 Task Description

With the existence of now two peoples named “Peter” on bugs.flyspray.org (I - peterdd , and PeterTheOne)
there are several places where the full names are display instead of usernames and the user can’t know who is which “Peter” until he visits the users profile page.

Different solutions possible:

  • more profile image/gravatar usage where user names are shown, on mouseover link title attribute shows username and realname
  • display user name (username) instead of full name (realname)
  • display full name and username (where much space available and precision needed)

When adding the mention feature, the username will be probably the prefered setting as the username is unique but the realname not.

2625User InterfaceTODOLowavoid password manager popups in admin prefs areaNew
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peterdd110.02.202110.02.2021 Task Description

We must teach browsers not to use some input fields in the admin prefs area to offer to store it in their password manager.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Login with Firefox as admin into Flyspray. (Maybe other browsers behave same)
  2. Go to admin prefs area (top right gear icon)
  3. Click link somewhere else (so leaving admin prefs page)
  4. Firefox browser pops up password manager as it detected some password input fields on admim prefs setting page. But in this case this is not wanted.

Either by using different input field names where the browser does not assume it is a login password field or find input field attribute to tell them.

auto-complete="off"

is not working anymore in browsers for password fields.

webbrowser: Firefox 85.0.2

Popup probably triggered by the password fields for configuring Email and XMPP notification: smtp_pass and jabber_password input fields. Firefox heuristic is too stupid to detect that these are for server configuration, not user login fields!

Neither

autocomplete="new-password"

nor

autocomplete="one-time-code"

attribute helped.

Stubborn Firefox ..

1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
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1.1 devel11.07.201406.03.2015 Task Description

When entering the wrong SMTP information and then adding a user through Multiple New Users page, the error message is bad. It just says 'this should never happen'. Instead, we need to detect that it is an SMTP authentication error and report that issue to the user more clearly.

2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
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310.01.201711.01.2017 Task Description

Maybe this is not an issue, but my problem is: upload images approximately 3000 px x 2000 px and this image appears larger than the monitor
is it possible that the image is automatically resized to 800 px x xxx px size

(reported by Ivan Cilic)

1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
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2.0113.12.201206.03.2015 Task Description

Add a system where people can donate towards a specific task. For example, I want to donate $10 if someone implements gravatars. The money sits in a pool, and then when someone claims that task and it is marked as completed by the admin, they get the bounty (less some commission that goes towards the project).

2439Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone a ProjectNew
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15.09.201715.09.2017 Task Description

There is a request for cloning a project on Flyspray mailing list:

Would be a very welcome features to have Project Templates for repetitive workflow. Any idea if its in the pipeline?
Thanks

Well, not yet.

The question is, how exactly you want that project clone.

Do you want just a rough copy of the project table entry?
Thats quite easy and can even be done without programming or writing a line of SQL just by using PHPMyAdmin (or similiar Tools for PostgreSQL) and copy a row of the project table for example.
See yellow marked project table on the right of the attached dbschema screenshot.

The other extreme is copying every project depending list table entries to new ones.
This sure requires some programming, but not too hard to add this to Flyspray. (all yellow marked tables in the attached dbschema screenshot.

I attach a rough form mockup how could this could look like.

Possible solution

  1. add a new file scripts/ folder for instance copyproject.php (check admin permission)
  2. add a template file to themes/CleanFS/templates/copyproject.tpl
  3. Set a link to that clone form page somewhere, for example on the toplevel page of a project (see screenshot)
  4. Handle the adminuser (or add a clonepermission for that project manager usergroup) submitted form careful and savely either by includes/modify.inc.php (or like scripts/copyproject.php to keep it seperate from core)

The link to the clone form looks then ?project=123&do=copyproject

1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
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1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015 Task Description

We don't close the tasks until the release is "made", that is we let them under "Requires Testing" with 100% complete. When the release/testing cycle is finished, somebody has to go task by task, and start closing them... it's a PITA ;)
It would be nice to have to option to select all the tasks you want to close, and that the "popup" when you enter the reason/etc, applied to all the tasks I selected...

I recall reading something about this in the past, but haven't found it; and if this is implemented, I haven't seen a way to do it in 099beta1

2058Backend/CoreBug ReportLowClosing of github.com 'Issues' featureNew
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24.09.201524.09.2015 Task Description

As discussed with the team some time ago, a consolidation of places where issues are discussed is wanted.

One of the results was, that we do not want people post issues to github.com Issues and instead use our own bugs.flyspray.org
and to prefer "to eat our own dogfood" and a have central place to handle tasks.

As a result we tried to reduce the open issueas on github.com. I was in the process of moving 2 of still 7 open issues there to bugs.flyspray.org when suddenly the Issues on github.com were closed. :-( Now the last 5 issues there are lost at the moment for me and the audience, which where mostly informations to interested users, not bugs.

I think just closing it without an easy accessible alternative is not the best solution.

At least we should wait until the oauth2 authentication for github users should be implemented and setup on bugs.flyspray.org , so people browsing github.com, finding Flyspray project just can
"Login with github"-feature on bugs.flyspray.org.

The blocker to do this: Currently there is missing an option to "connect" an oauth "Login with github"- Login with an existend flyspray userlogin.

So that one userid in flyspray can:

  • login with username and password
  • login with one or more of his social accounts (github, facebook, microsoft, g+) if they are enabled (would it restrict to github.com accounts for bugs.flyspray.org)
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
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04.10.201704.10.2017 Task Description

Quick anwser: enable swap partition on your server.

Tried upgrading a rc4-dev to rc5-dev/rc6/flyspray-master on a virtual server with 500MB RAM and php5.6.30 on the commandline (debian)

After file upgrade, I wanted also update the vendor stuff according to composer.json changes.

But surprisingly this failed:

php composer.phar update

and also after

php composer.phar selfupdate


to version Composer version 1.5.2 2017-09-11 the memory limit bug exists:

The following exception is caused by a lack of memory or swap, or not having swap configured
Check https://getcomposer.org/doc/articles/troubleshooting.md#proc-open-fork-failed-errors for details

PHP Warning:  proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory in phar:///var/www/***/composer.phar/vendor/symfony/console/Application.php on line 979

Warning: proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory in phar:///var/www/***/composer.phar/vendor/symfony/console/Application.php on line 979

  [ErrorException]
  proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory

Also doing a more fresh vendor install like

rm composer.lock
rm vendor/*
(keeps the .htaccess there)
php composer.phar install

300 MB not enough for a handful of php package installations? wtf, but didn’t dig deeper..

I temporarly solved the problem by making a swap partition on this vServer like suggested at
https://getcomposer.org/doc/articles/troubleshooting.md#proc-open-fork-failed-errors

/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
/sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
chmod 600 /var/swap.1
/sbin/swapon /var/swap.1
free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        506300     374920     131380      30628      21904     143872
-/+ buffers/cache:     209144     297156
Swap:      1048572          0    1048572

This is just documentation and is for the people who prefer a Flyspray development version from github.com

Full Flyspray release download files do not needs to fiddle with composer.

Maybe an entry for the FAQ

2073Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCouldn't edit comment of anonymous reporterNew
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17.10.201517.10.2015 Task Description

I wanted edit/fix the comment of an anonymous reporter, but the edit shows empty content on editing..

(here on closed, but non yet implemented  FS#218 )

2105Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumcountermeasures for 'add task anonymous' spamNew
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127.02.201627.02.2016
2548User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCSS grid layout for task details page typeNew
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05.05.201905.05.2019
2332Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumCSV export filename filteringNew
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224.01.201724.01.2017
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
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1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019
2531TranslationsFeature RequestLowdetect usage of translation keywordsNew
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110.01.201919.03.2019
2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
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2577User InterfaceFeature RequestVery Lowdistinguish between anonymous reporter and deleted userNew
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122.09.201523.09.2015
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202.08.201702.08.2017
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07.08.201608.08.2016
2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
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2.0118.07.201507.08.2016
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207.05.202024.08.2020
2010User InterfaceFeature RequestLoweffort tracking widgetNew
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2137Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfeature accesskey bad implemented by web browsersNew
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2054Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowFields for csv export choosable like for task listNew
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2104Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfiltering by one user on tasks with multiple assignees ...New
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226.02.201615.06.2020
2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
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402.02.201716.02.2017
1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
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224.03.201516.03.2016
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209.03.201513.08.2015
2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
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1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015
1811Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGoogle Docs/Dropbox IntegrationNew
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2491Backend/CoreBug ReportLowgroup member links if project manager but not adminNew
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2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
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